Energy: Physical, Environmental, and Social Impact (3rd Edition)

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This book focuses on energy needs, trends, and long-term prospects and resource supplies. It discusses the physics of energy, atoms, nuclei, thermal energy, solar energy, alternative energy, and the consequences of energy production. For physicists, geologists, and geographers, or anyone who wants a better understanding of the production, consumption, and conservation of energy.

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The most complete book of its kind on the market, this text focuses on energy needs, trends, and long term prospects and resource supplies. It discusses the physics of energy, atoms, nuclei, thermal energy, solar energy, alternative energy, and consequences of energy production.

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Energy, Third Edition, focuses on energy needs, trends, long-term prospects, and resource supplies, addressing all the various issues involved with energy—from population, to production, to distribution, to the consequences of the choices made in supplying the energy.

Companion Website (CW) http://physics.prenhall.com/aubrecht – New to the Third Edition, the CW provides chapter overviews, on-line web destinations, student self-check questions, full chapter references, conversion spreadsheets, and over 145 "Extension" essays on subjects such as:

  • humanity in space
  • the nonexistence of "heat energy"
  • how real power plants operate
  • details of Milankovitch cycles and the effect on climate
  • how hybrid automobiles work and save the environment
  • politics and fossil fuels
  • deregulation in the 21st century
  • how a windmill works
  • fuel from biomass
  • how to save energy while still using appliances

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